Thursday, November 25, 2010


I am thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving, not least among them:

• That my sister has flown across the country from San Francisco to join in our family holiday meal;
• For the loving relationships I have with my family and wonderful circle of friends;
• For my good health and that of all those I love;
• To be gainfully employed (with health insurance! and a 401K!) in an industry I love after 21 months of unemployment;
• For the emotional and financial support that kept me sane and with a roof over my head and food in my kitchen during my layoff;
• And for the many lovely people who visit my blog and Etsy shop... it honestly does make me so happy, especially when you leave me comments, so please be sure to drop me a line as often as you can!

A very happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all of my readers in the US, and a very lovely and happy day to everyone! I wish you all the best, and hope to see you here again in the future.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Good news!

Well, for me that is... I started a new full-time job this past week, 21 months after being laid off from my last full-time job. I am very happy and relieved to finally be off of unemployment and contributing to the economy again!

My new office is right near Rockefeller Center, which means I am dangerously close to one of the most amazing Anthropologie stores. After work on Friday I wandered over to see their new holiday windows and then spent a nice hour roaming around the store. I snapped loads of photos both out- and inside. Below is just a sampling; more to follow soon.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

More San Francisco treats.

Here are some more items I picked up while I was in San Francisco last month:

My first piece of Heath Ceramics: a beautiful aqua bud vase...

Handmade vanilla marshmallows from Miette patisserie...

A handmade wooden top and sweet letterpress postcards of NY and SF from Rare Device...

Uppercase #7 and some pencils from The Curiosity Shoppe (the fortune slips were free)...

I'm happy to have brought a variety of non-souvenir souvenirs back with me; they'll be happy reminders of my lovely trip!